Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Year 5 Visit the Royal Observatory

Shortly before half term, Year 5 visited the Royal Observatory Greenwich for a day that was out of this world. In the space workshop pupils were able to show off their knowledge of the 'Earth, Sun and Moon' science topic and learn plenty of new facts too! The highlight of the day was a visit to the Peter Harrison Planetarium. The children got to 'Meet the Neighbours' in a fascinating journey around our solar system presented by Royal Observatory astronomers. It was a huge hit with Year 5:

Rachel: "I loved the way you zoomed into space and back to Greenwich again."

Emily: "I loved learning about all the different planets. Did you know that they are not sure how Saturn got its rings? One idea is that an asteroid smashed into it, making the rings bigger."

Max: "The planetarium was amazing!"